4 Reasons Christians Suffer (With a Hat Tip to J. Vernon McGee)

My wife's been reading through Hebrews and using a commentary by J. Vernon McGee. I bought the commentary when I was reading through the book myself. Yesterday, she brought to me the words discussing Hebrews 12:6-8, which read: "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." It is... Continue Reading →

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You Can’t Blame Hef for Where America Is Now

Author's Note: Discussion of sex that follows may be frank or a little uncomfortable for some. Rated PG-13. I woke up this morning to find on my Facebook feed a video obituary from CNN of the life of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy. He passed away Wednesday at the age of 91. He was,... Continue Reading →

I’ve Looked Down That Road Too

So I work as a reporter at The Sanford Herald in Sanford, N.C., and my world was shaken yesterday. We were told there was a police-involved shooting in downtown Sanford, a few hundred yards from our office. We were waiting for more information from police. Then the news came in. I'll copy our report below:... Continue Reading →

Redefining Peace: True Peace Isn’t a Feeling

  "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts betroubled, neither let them be afraid." — Jesus, in John 14:27 I think we've mistaken what peace really is. We read verses like the one above, which is awesome, and we interpret it as, "OK, having peace means I won't feel worried and I won't have fear. So if I feel worry and fear, I'm not at peace." That's... Continue Reading →

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